The Yachtsmen, Girl Can’t Help It

The Yachtsmen

Girl Can’t Help It

Fri, June 8, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 adv • $12 door

This event is 21 and over

The Yachtsmen - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Yachtsmen
The Yachtsmen are directors, if you will. Hailing back to a time when men wore their hair long, their shirts open and their shoes comfortable whilst sailing into a sun-filled seascape in search of smooth rockin’ good times, The Yachtsmen play songs and share stories that provide a canvas meant for the broad strokes of love, revelry and debauchery.

We've all heard about the genre of music called "yacht rock," which has been rediscovered by hipsters in the past few years. It was created in the mid-to-late '70s and ran its course by around 1984. This is the kind of laid-back, hedonistic "lifestyle music" that lends itself to balmy happy hours on the beach and lots of afternoon sex.

Think Michael McDonald-era Doobies, late-'70s Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, Pablo Cruise, Little River Band and Christopher Cross—to name just a very few. The best of it was jazzy, funky and vocally very lush. High-energy renditions of classic songs from The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Ambrosia, et al, are masterfully navigated by a crew that boasts musical affiliations with some of Portland’s finest; Wheels in the Sky (a Journey Revival), Excellent Gentlemen, International Male, Intervision, Joey Porter FunkTributes, Steely Dawn and many more.

Portland's own The Yachtsmen, features a line-up of local veterans and : Joshua Cliburn, aka Michael Vincent Michaels III, (Wheels in the Sky, Joey Porter's Funktributes, Intervision, Adult Education - Hall & Oates Tribute), Jeff Gordon(Wheels in the Sky, Excellent Gentlemen, Steely Dawn), M.R. "Laird" Franklin (Wheels in the Sky, Int'l Male), Dominic Castillo (Wheels in the Sky, Doc Castillo Jazz Unit, Ravishers), John McIsaac (Wheels in the Sky, Int'l Male) and Cory Burden (Int'l Male, D.K. Stewart)—so you know it's gonna be done RIGHT.

So Hey Nineteen, with Two Tickets to Paradise you can Steal Away to Sweet Freedom with The Yachtsmen because What A Fool Believes is that Love Will Find a Way without Sailing the smooth seas…with us…The Yachtsmen.
Girl Can’t Help It - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Girl Can’t Help It
"Girl Can't Help It", Portland's (mostly) All-Female Journey Tribute Band!
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212